Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver

4.6
#1 of 181 in Nightlife in Colorado
Home to exhibits related to geology, paleontology, space, and much more, Denver Museum of Nature & Science will give you a detailed tour through human history. Observe skeletons of different animals--among which you can find dinosaurs--learn from informative displays, watch movies, or attend a lecture. If you like stars, spend some time in the planetarium, or visit the Space Odyssey exhibit where you can explore the hidden nooks of the Universe. The museum's food and dining section provides a space to grab a bite and take a break between exhibits. See Denver Museum of Nature & Science and all Denver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Denver itinerary planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Denver Museum of Nature & Science
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,546 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Growing up in Colorado, I remember the museum fondly. My partner and I went on the 4th of July and saw zero camp trips or large groups of kids. The animal dioramas haven't changed, but the contextual ...  more »
  • Extensive museum, many wonderful exhibitions. The wildlife dioramas were very well done, although somewhat dated. Pretty incredible how they essentially built an entire new museum completely around th...  more »
  • We live in Colorado and always take the grandkids whenever they want to go. It's amazing to see them get excited about the dinosaur bones, gems and minerals, mummies and all of the special exhibits. T...  more »
Google
  • My kids always have a great time here. This is more than just a museum with the traditional glass displays and exhibits. It has lots of hands on stuff for kids and adults to do. My kids love the health exhibit where they get to ride bikes and see how it affects their heart beat. They also get to do experiments and see how a heart works. We recently did a mind bender exhibit where there were hundreds of hands on puzzles and mind benders to solve. It was hard and lots of fun. They opened the exhibit for adults only one night, too. We love how they include things for all ages. They have a space exhibit where you get to see how the solar system works, nature exhibits of local wildlife, and all the traditional glass displays, too. They also have a cafeteria and tables for bringing your own lunch. We have a season pass and have gone about a dozen times. Still havent seen everything there.
  • Wonderful place! There's so many things to do and see, and you may not even get to see everything in one day. The kids loved the Expedition Health exhibit, especially the laboratory part. They got to do experiments with microscopes, and went back two and three times despite there being a wait for each station. They have gloves, lab coats, and gloves available which made it even more fun! You're allowed to bring your own lunch which saves some money, you just have to eat it in the dining areas between exhibits. Easy! The staff is very friendly and helpful. We even lost track of one of our group for a few minutes at one point and the help desk was very pleasant to deal with in getting an announcement made over the speakers. Highly recommend!
  • It had been many years since I have been here ,but it was great to be met by our old friend the T-Rex as you walk in the doors really enjoy coming here to the Museum, always have such an amazing time, there is so much to see and do here. Lots of fun exhibits, take a walk in the Space area, that is fun for the kids, or going in the mine and look at all the beautiful jewels there, a safari adventure upstairs and a walk through the Rockies, and to finish it off step back in time and experience the Dinosaurs. The Imax,planetarium shows, and special visiting exhibits are always fun, sometimes a little pricey for a family but worth it if you can. The cafe is okay, but needs more choices for folks that can't eat Gluten. Shop is great and you can find call trinkets there. Me and my daughter had a great time 😊
  • Took my family there and my child absolutely loved it. This was my first time back in about 20+ years, so it was fun to go through all the interesting dioramas with my 4 year old and watch her enjoy them as much as I did when I was a 25 year old kid. Good fossil collection. Mars landing presentation was entertaining. Planetarium show was very good. A bit pricey museum fee, but the food cafe was reasonable. Took advantage of the subterranean parking garage and the car stayed relatively cool. Was crowded on the hot weekend with many unattended children, so there are probably lots going there to just get out of the heat versus enjoying the virtues of a good museum. Otherwise, a very good experience.
  • The Museum of Nature and Science is phenomenal. Bring your whole family for a fun day of learning, activities, and hands-on adventures. They regularly bring in touring exhibits such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Titanic exhibit, and many more, so there is always something new to do. If you plan on going with a group and/or regularly, I suggest getting a membership. You get a discount on shows and free entry for you and guests (based upon the membership you purchase). Get to the museum early because parking is very difficult after 10:00AM. They also have a fossil lab where they brought many of the recent Colorado dinosaur bone finds which was cool to take a peak at. It's pretty fun there. I recommend kids ages 5 and up.

Plan your trip to Denver

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Denver Museum of Nature & Science by other users

24 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Denver, Monument Valley & Phoenix BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Jackson Hole & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans